Peggy Gruenke has written a nice pair of articles on trust accounting for the Attorneyatwork site. Last month's article was Would You Pass a Trust Account Audit? and the most recent one is Handling Settlement Funds: A Best-Practices Checklist. I've know Peggy since her days as a bar association executive. These are very clear and well-written pieces. Trust accounting is deceptively simple. Any lawyer can do an adequate job in this area, but for those who do not, it can be a very serious matter indeed. These articles point out why a little additional record keeping can help you catch mistakes before they happen. Some lawyers may decide to print both of these articles out and distribute them within the law office. That method seems to garner a little more attention than sending another email containing a link to another article someone thinks you really need to read.